Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
When Lucy turns 15 on the island where she and her guardian were shipwrecked years before, she gives in to the temptation to sing to the music she hears in the air, even though she’s been warned never to sing. Her singing has strange consequences, whisking her back to London. She is a chantress–one who can sing spells–and she has landed in a place where the powerful ruler kills all chantresses. amygreenfield writes a beautiful book about living in a 1600’s London filled with magic and adventure.
The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin
Dinah and Skint and their worries during a cold, Maine winter will fill your heart. Why won’t Skint wear a coat even though it’s freezing outside? What is the secret he keeps from even his best friend? How can anyone help someone else? N. Griffin leaves you with lots to think about.
Above World by Jenn Reese
Aluna, belongs to a race of future humans that have adapted to living underwater, but the tech that allows that is failing. Because Aluna and her friend Hoku are young enough that they haven’t yet grown their tails, they decide they are the best ones to attempt to go on land and find a solution. With Aluna’s martial arts skills and Hoku’s intelligence, the two team up with others to help save the world. Lots of adventure and intrigue!